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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:15 pm

A video talking about American Slang among other things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDih0mbR_XM
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:39 am

Glad everyone is enjoying it. Not saying I don't like it, but it just seems so... bland? Well, I guess it's just hard to describe. I fell in love with songs like "Wooderson" and "1930" because they seemed so damn heartfelt, they were fast, they were powerful, they spoke to me, and they seemed so personal to Brian.

This almost seems like just the opposite. The guitars seem very generic and unimpressive, the beat seems to hold back the power that Benny can unleash on the drums, and the lyrics just seem very impersonal.

I'm glad the guys are evolving, and I think this song and album will be huge but I miss just the fury and power from the SOS era. I've listened to the song about 10-15 times and every time I think I like it, I throw on something like "I Coulda Been a Contender" and I'm reminded of what this band is capable of. I only liked 3 songs on '59 Sound upon release (GE, '59, Film Noir) and grew to really like (but not love) that album so I'm hoping for the same effect here.

Rick told Isla in Casablanca "We'll always have Paris." I'm hoping on June 15th, I'm not saying "We'll always have Sink or Swim" and moving on to the next 'favorite' band.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:52 am

I didn't really like it until I listened closer. I mean I'm not at the loving stage with it but it's not bad.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:45 am

great song
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:21 pm

Its really good after a listen, still feeling my way around the song but its great so far
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:48 pm

I listened to it twice back to back but really want to wait for the album to leak to listen again. Anybody doing the same? It's kinda hard to not listen, though...
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:53 pm

I'm loving this song. I can't wait for this album to come out. We're all gonna party when it does!
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:06 pm

So I CANNOT get this song this out of my head. It's grown on me so much after repeated listens, various lines are stuck in my head, especially the pre-chorus....

It's different than almost anythign else you'll hear out there and I think it takes a little getting used to but once that happens DAYUM BOYYYYYYYYYY
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:34 pm

For once, I'm not going to listen to this... 'cept for the one time I already did. I really ruined Ted Leo's "The Brutalist Bricks" by becoming familiar with just about all the songs before the release. It felt like an EP because I only got about 3 songs I didn't know.

So hopefully it leaks before we get all these live and acoustic performances online that I won't be able to resist.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:59 pm

really loving it at the moment, hopefully the album will be just as high quality
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:51 pm

Vibes wrote:
I'm loving this song. I can't wait for this album to come out. We're all gonna party when it does!

Everyone will be swinging, no?

I'm definitely not going to over listen to it. But not listening to it was a silly idea. I wouldn't want it to like, come on the radio and then I wind up hearing it anyways. This way I'm still pumped for the album, and the songs'll be reasonably fresh.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:12 pm

My biggest complaint with the song is the simplicity of the guitar work.
Keep in mind that I do not really play guitar, so I'm not the most credible person to criticize, but for the most part it just sounds like there is only one dominant guitar.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:09 pm

hate to say it, its kind of boring me now.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:24 am

The song actually kinda sounds like i expected to sound.

I hope this line continues (concerning the expectations) , because I expect Bring It On to sound epic.

(I expect Bring It On to be a catchy uptempo rocking song with Chuck Berry influenced lead guitar riffs and a rhythm and blues like C, Am, F, G chorus)
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:13 am

The song is ok, kills me to say that bc i love these guys, i understnad that this being a forum dedicated to the band that ppl will make it out to be amazing, but its really realy average, heres to hoping the album will have some tracks that can blow this ou tof the water
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:04 am

Has anyone ripped this yet?
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:56 am

DaveSavedTheDay wrote:
http://www.mediafire.com/?tqmmwlxwoqm

Ripped for you guys.

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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:05 am

great stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:38 pm

I'm staying resolute. I haven't listened yet. Although I am intrigued. I think the response is probably 85% like, 15% could be better.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:48 pm

As the Gaslight Anthem put it on Facebook today,

Wait til you hear the rest of the album when it comes out in June...the best is yet to come:)

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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:28 pm

Prisoner wrote:
The song actually kinda sounds like i expected to sound.

I hope this line continues (concerning the expectations) , because I expect Bring It On to sound epic.

(I expect Bring It On to be a catchy uptempo rocking song with Chuck Berry influenced lead guitar riffs and a rhythm and blues like C, Am, F, G chorus)


It's really not that upbeat at all. They played it during their last show of 2009 in Montclair if I remember correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:03 pm

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Prisoner wrote:
The song actually kinda sounds like i expected to sound.

I hope this line continues (concerning the expectations) , because I expect Bring It On to sound epic.

(I expect Bring It On to be a catchy uptempo rocking song with Chuck Berry influenced lead guitar riffs and a rhythm and blues like C, Am, F, G chorus)


It's really not that upbeat at all. They played it during their last show of 2009 in Montclair if I remember correctly.

So they're all going to be slow and boring? Rad.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:28 pm

I don't know whats with me. I like this song then I don't, IDK.

I do like the "hoo hoo" parts though. hah
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:40 pm

stephendgaf wrote:
Suitcases wrote:
Prisoner wrote:
The song actually kinda sounds like i expected to sound.

I hope this line continues (concerning the expectations) , because I expect Bring It On to sound epic.

(I expect Bring It On to be a catchy uptempo rocking song with Chuck Berry influenced lead guitar riffs and a rhythm and blues like C, Am, F, G chorus)


It's really not that upbeat at all. They played it during their last show of 2009 in Montclair if I remember correctly.

So they're all going to be slow and boring? Rad.

I wouldn't say slow and boring but Bring It On is really kind of the same vibe as Cowgirls...

Not the same song at all, but that's the closest I could think of as far as the general ebb and flow of the song.
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PostSubject: Re: 'American Slang' single to premier 23 March !!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:46 pm

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stephendgaf wrote:
Suitcases wrote:
Prisoner wrote:
The song actually kinda sounds like i expected to sound.

I hope this line continues (concerning the expectations) , because I expect Bring It On to sound epic.

(I expect Bring It On to be a catchy uptempo rocking song with Chuck Berry influenced lead guitar riffs and a rhythm and blues like C, Am, F, G chorus)


It's really not that upbeat at all. They played it during their last show of 2009 in Montclair if I remember correctly.

I loved Cowgirls. hah.

So they're all going to be slow and boring? Rad.

I wouldn't say slow and boring but Bring It On is really kind of the same vibe as Cowgirls...

Not the same song at all, but that's the closest I could think of as far as the general ebb and flow of the song.
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